by William Teach | February 20, 2015 7:10 am
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(Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel) A former top staffer to U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has rejected a proposed severance deal that would have required her to remain silent regarding what she knew about the problems at the troubled Tomah VA Medical Center.
Now Marquette Baylor, ex-deputy state director for Baldwin and chief of her Milwaukee office, has hired a team of attorneys to explore litigation for wrongful termination or sexual discrimination. A source said Baylor believes she was one of the highest ranking heterosexuals on Baldwin’s staff.
Baldwin is the first openly gay member of the U.S. Senate.
No Quarter reported that Baldwin canned Baylor on Jan. 22 in response to the growing controversy at the troubled Tomah VA Medical Center. Baylor made $80,000 in 2014.
Baldwin was apparently sitting on information regarding a scandal at the Tomah facility, and perhaps made Baylor a scapegoat. The thing is, Baldwin’s office won’t even acknowledge that Baylor was canned. One has to wonder why a fired employee is being offered a severance package with a cash payout and a confidentiality agreement.
Anyway, Baldwin has all sorts of LGBT protections against improper treatment, firing for being LGBT, but, apparently not for being straight.
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